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5 Fun Facts About April 14 In Arizona History

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1. Arizona is known for its famous state flower, the saguaro cactus blossom. April 14 is celebrated as the "Saguaro National Park Birthday", which marks the day when the park was established in 1933.

2. On April 14, 1917, former Arizona governor George W. Hunt was sworn in as the Ambassador to Siam (now known as Thailand), becoming the first former governor of any state to serve as a U.S. ambassador.

3. In 1984, the city of Tempe, Arizona unveiled one of its most iconic landmarks. Tempe Town Lake, an artificial lake that spans over 2 miles, was created by damming the Salt River and has since become a popular destination for boating, fishing, and other recreational activities.

4. On April 14, 1947, Arizona passed legislation that would allow Native Americans to vote in state elections, making Arizona the first state in the country to do so.

5. The opening of the Heard Museum in Phoenix on April 14, 1929 was a major event in the history and preservation of Native American art and culture. The museum's collection includes thousands of objects and artworks from over 100 tribes across the country, making it one of the most comprehensive Native American museums in the world.
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